William Fung

15 held as officers bust people-smuggling gang

Hong Kong Immigration Department Assistant Director William Fung speaks beside a map showing the routes a human smuggling syndicate took during a news conference, on Friday. Photo Reuters

Immigration officials said on Friday they had smashed a syndicate that used fake documents to smuggle mainland Chinese into Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Australia. The immigration department said 28 arrests were made in a joint operation with mainland Chinese authorities that ended on Friday, adding the ring had smuggled some 50 people since 2011.

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Share-buying bounces back strongly after three slow weeks


Share-buying by directors rebounded last week after falling for three straight weeks, with filings showing 23 companies disclosed 88 purchases worth HK$340.6 million.

The figures were up sharply on the previous week's 15 companies reporting 59 purchases worth HK$22.7 million.

20 Aug 2012 - 4:51am

Li & Fung upbeat about exports despite gloom

Li & Fung, whose customers include major retailers like Wal-Mart, said the slowdown in China's export growth had not yet affected its business, which was sourcing more high-value products from the mainland for export to Western markets.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kent & Curwen Cup's special visitor ensures everyone has a right royal time

The annual Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup added much-needed colour to the gloomy weekend at the Sha Tin racecourse. The brand designed the equestrian uniforms for the 2012 London Olympics, and to highlight its ties to the British horse racing circuit, invited Peter Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's oldest grandson, to the event.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Well served by a change of game

He may have been born in Canada and raised in Boston, but after 32 years here Bruce Rockowitz sees himself as a Hong Kong native.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Li & Fung answers the doubters

Trading company Li & Fung is planning five acquisitions aimed at raising its profits and extending its reach in Europe.

The announcement of the deals scotched market rumours that the group had slowed down its pace of acquisitions, which had triggered fears of slower growth and pushed the stock price down.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Brother replaces brother at Li & Fung

Victor Fung Kwok-king (right), the chairman of trading house Li & Fung, is to pass the helm to his brother in a management reshuffle that will push ahead an aggressive three-year business plan.

Managing director William Fung Kwok-lun was elevated to executive deputy chairman yesterday and will take the chairman's post at the annual shareholders meeting next year.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tailor-made treat for well dressed

Gieves & Hawkes private dinner

Where: Grand Hyatt's Pool House

When: October 2

What: Socialites dressed up to the nines for menswear company Gieves & Hawkes' private dinner. The guests enjoyed fashion presentations and vintage wines.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Li & Fung to privatise IDS logistics business

Li & Fung Group is to privatise Integrated Distribution Services Group, its logistics service division.

Shares of both companies were suspended yesterday pending the release of an announcement regarding the proposed privatisation, according to a statement on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing website.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Guests lap up the odd laugh at earthquake fund-raiser

For a fund-raiser, the SCMP Homes For Hope gala dinner, on the anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, was appropriately moving and inspiring.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

PolyU unit brings skills to life

Two-year programme fits the needs of junior staff with the potential to develop into professionals in the merchandising field

Hong Kong's transformation into a knowledge-based economy has resulted in growing demand from companies for programmes to retrain staff.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Estate's cat lovers raise reward to catch and prosecute 'serial killer'

Cat lovers have set up a fund to offer a HK$2,000 reward to anyone who supplies information leading to the prosecution of cat abusers.

William Fung, a long-time volunteer for cat protection, has already pooled in excess of HK$14,000 with more than 20 like-minded people.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

Tycoons who are not the talk of the town

No news may be good news for the town's tycoons and top bankers.

As it is, this past month saw a media frenzy over the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Li banking family and the equally impeccable Kwok brothers of property development fame.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Li & Fung shows its mettle in flat world

Pick up a toy or a piece of clothing at random and chances are it is likely to have passed through the sprawling supply chain network of the world's largest sourcing company Li & Fung.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Key players turn up for piano concert

Land developer Hang Lung Properties sponsored a charity concert last week by pianist Lang Lang at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Auditorium. The concert was in aid of MedArt's China Orphan Outreach Programme. At a pre-concert ceremony, a HK$750,000 cheque was presented to the charity.

24 Aug 2007 - 12:00am